"I took the program in the fall of 2016 and have felt blessed by the wonderful connections to my beloved ones. The relationship I have with my mother now is so clear and supportive in a way I could not have imagined. She has become a connection to Great Spirit that is so personal and real. Not the memory but present in the now. Thank you Theresa."
Eliza S., Nova Scotia

"When I did an ancestralization ritual with Theresa I had no idea what to expect. I only knew that I wanted to help the spirits of my ancestors and create peace with the past. I really appreciated the process of this ritual, the physical and inner preparations and the vigil itself. I watched and felt the healing of my unresolved relationship with one of my ancestors especially. This healing occurred on an energetic level as well as in my body. It was a celebration! Theresa guided me with great sensitivity through this process, honouring the silences, giving space to whatever I needed to express and bringing light to anything that came up that I needed more understanding of. Thank you Theresa! It was a celebration, indeed. I felt the effects of this ritual for months afterwards as more issues that I had carried for my ancestors came to the surface and got released. As a result I feel more myself than ever before and I treasure the deepened connection with my ancestors."
Helga G., NS

"Theresa's skillful leadership as a Dagara Elder created a safe space through which to explore and deepen my relationships with my Ancestors who have passed over. Ancestralization, an in-depth four-day ritual, built on other Dagara knowledge that I have been learning and has helped to alter the spiritual path of my life. I now feel a deep connection to my Ancestors at all times as the energy between us was cleared during this Ceremony. I can, and do ask for their help in dealing with difficult situations and feel their positive responses. Through Theresa's guidance this was made possible and I am extremely grateful to her for sharing her gifts."
S. M., Nova Scotia

"During my intensive 2-year training with Malidoma in 2007/8 I realized the power of the culture of the Dagara people and how spiritually connected we all are to the element and the ancestors.  Being part of the ancestralization ceremony transformed my life and, with the gifts and support of my ancestors, I walk with a life affirming responsibility to bring peace and love to my community and the world."  
Yvonne A., East Preston, NS

"With a skeptical, but open mind, I can clearly say that one year following the [Ancestralization] ritual my life has opened in spectacular ways that were entirely unforeseen. It seems as if I now do, in fact, have a team of ancestors working alongside me , watching my back, and opening pathways that were previously blocked. One of the joys of this shared indigenous ?medicine for the soul? is its inclusivity. You are welcome to come as you are, and entirely be yourself. No particular beliefs are required."  
Randy J., Vancouver, BC

"The experience of going through Ancestralization with Malidoma in Harlem, N.Y. was a moment of enlightenment, giving me hope and peace in my soul knowing that the spirit of my brother, Dwayne, could be joined in love with my parents. In this Fire year, Ancestralization October 2012 is a special and sacred commitment to join my parents, Gwen and Jim, in the realm of the ancestors so they will become the angelic guardians of our family once again." 
Sula Cindy Paris, Initiated Gatekeeper, Truro, NS 

"One of the best and most rewarding decisions that I have made in my life was to attend the Indigenous African Spiritual Technology Training with Dr. Malidoma Somé in New York, which included Ancestralization. It gave me a very profound understanding, knowledge and basic steps of how to deeply connect with the spirits of my ancestors?..and how to recognize the presence of my ancestors in my life on a daily basis with their continued spiritual guidance."
Betty T., Dartmouth, NS
Ancestralization 2005, Harlem, NY
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